When Amanda Richter and Brad Ames saw a particular dog’s pictures on social media, their hearts melted. It was love at first sight.
A German Shepherd – Border Collie cross, Brodie is not your typical dog. When you look at his unique face, you will think he is an artwork of Pablo Picasso.
This dog’s facial deformity resulted from an incident when he was a puppy. He was born at the shelter, and everything was normal. But when he was 13 days old, his mother bit his head out of aggression.
Fortunately, Brodie lived, but the injuries he got left a lasting impact on him. It stunted the growth of one side of his face, and he was partially blind in his right eye. Still, this dog has a lot of energy and has a zest for life!
Brodie had hundreds of potential adopters. Someone even adopted him but they returned him to the shelter after because according to them, he was too hyper. Fortunately, Brodie ended up in Amanda’s and Brad’s loving family.
The couple traveled to Alberta, Canada, at the Old MacDonald Kennels, the shelter where Brodie lives. After they met, the shelter concluded they were the perfect match for the dog, and they got him on the same day!
Nobody knew why the mother dog did what she did, but one plausible explanation was because of stress. She was just around 10 months old at that time and had her puppies too soon.
His family noticed how energetic and intelligent he was; you wouldn’t think that he’s a special needs dog. He requires eye drops on one eye. He also needs some help with eating because of his fused jaw.
Other than that, they describe Brodie as a healthy, energetic dog who likes going playing at the park. Apart from his unique features, he is just like any other dog.
After Brodie’s fans and supporters persuaded Amanda and her partner to put up an Instagram, they finally set up an account so his fans could follow Brodie’s life with his new family. Now the social media platform has over 300,000 followers and counting!
Amanda and Brad hope that Brodie becomes a therapy dog one day and helps other people with disabilities. He needs training and maturing a little more since he’s still very young and full of energy.
Despite Brodie’s unique appearance and special needs, nothing will stop him from doing what he loves. We believe that it’s all possible because of the love from his parents and fans!
Get to know Brodie more by watching this video:
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